Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias Lead 2016 Billboard Latin Music Nominations

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Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias lead Billboard Latin Music nominations

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Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias look set to be the big winners at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards after scooping the lion’s share of the nominations.

The Latin heartthrob leads the way with 12 nominations, while Iglesias obtained 11 nominations. The pair will face off against each other for the coveted Artist of the Year along with Juan Gabriel and Nicky Jam.

Nicky Jam is also a big contender at this year’s show grabbing 11 nominations along with Marc Anthony and Ricky Martin, who both have six nominations.

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Martin has scored a nomination in the Top Latin Album of the Year category for A Quien Quiera Escuchar, and will face Gerardo Ortiz (Hoy Mas Fuerte), Juan Gabriel (Los Duo), and Mana (Cama Incendiada) for the prize.

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are also among the competitors, and will battle each other for the Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year.  The Crossover Artist of the Year will be a battle between Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, OMI, and The Weeknd.

The awards will be handed out during a ceremony in Miami Beach, Florida in April.

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